How Long Does It Take to Get a Car Accident Settlement Check?

By Rita WilliamsAuto Accident

If you or a loved one has been in a car accident that resulted in injuries and vehicle damage, it’s likely that you will file an insurance claim. Both New Jersey and New York are “no-fault” states, in which drivers can go to their own insurance companies to file a claim after an accident, regardless of who was at fault. …

3 Excuses People Give for Driving Drunk

By adminAuto Accident

Driving while impaired by alcohol causes far too many injuries and deaths on the nation’s highways every year. A person is killed by a driver who is impaired by alcohol roughly every 50 minutes of every day, all year around, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 29 people per day – nearly all entirely preventable. …

6 Examples of Car Accident Compensation

By Ava LawsonAuto Accident

Following any kind of vehicle collision where you’ve suffered injury or sustained major damage to your vehicle, you are probably wondering what types of compensation are available for your losses. Whether the wreck happened in New York or New Jersey, recovery can be painful, expensive and time-consuming. The best approach to getting an accurate assessment on the potential value of …

Study Finds Traffic Death Increase Related to Ridesharing Services

By Ava LawsonAuto Accident

Emerging research from Rice University and University of Chicago shows an increase in fatal car accidents after ridesharing companies Lyft and Uber began operations in cities. The research suggests that additional traffic wrought by ridesharing services is directly related to a 3.5% uptick in traffic deaths, which amounts to 987 fatalities each year. It is estimated that the costs associated with …

How To Prove Fault When the Other Car Ran a Stop Sign

By adminAuto Accident

If you are hit by a car that ran through a stop sign, it can be both frightening and dangerous. Suddenly, your life may be in peril, and through no fault of your own. Accidents like this can be quite severe, because one car going through a stop sign when another car actually has the right of way means that …

The 100 Deadliest Days for Teenage Drivers

By adminAuto Accident

For teenagers, cars may be integral to their summer memories. They may drive to beaches and lakes, parties, their first job, or even take the wheel during family vacation. A Deadly Spike During the Summer But unfortunately, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day are referred to as the “100 deadliest days” for teenage drivers. Fatalities in car crashes …

LAND ROVER and JAGUAR TIMING CHAIN Defect Class Action

By Andrew OrlanderAuto Accident, Class Action

The firm is currently litigating a putative class action involving a potential defect in the PRIMARY TIMING CHAIN ASSEMBLIES for JAGUAR and LAND ROVER vehicles, model years 2012 through 2014, equipped with a 5.0 liter direct injection engine.  Class vehicles include but are not limited to the following Range Rover platforms/vehicles: LR4 (LA), Range Rover Sport (LW), Range Rover Sport …

Someone Hit My Parked Car. What Do I Do?

By adminAuto Accident

Life is going well. Maybe you had a good commute to work that morning, or enjoyed a great day at the beach. But then, when you return to your car, you find that someone hit it. What should you do? Treat It as An Accident Scene Hitting a parked car is just as much as accident as hitting a car in …

How Safe is Your Bicycle Helmet? New System Rates the Best

By adminAuto Accident

Research on bicycle helmet use around the world found that helmets could reduce the risk of serious head trauma by up to 85 percent. A properly fitting bike helmet is one’s best defense against face and head injuries, and in the event of a serious accident, it could even save your life. Given these statistics, it’s common sense for all …

Thousands Die Each Year Because They Don’t Buckle Up

By adminAuto Accident

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently rolled out a campaign, called “Click It or Ticket,” to remind drivers and passengers throughout the nation to wear seat belts. Seat belts save lives. NHTSA officials note that 10,428 people not wearing seat belts lost their lives in car accidents during 2016. Enforcement of safety belt laws will be heightened …